Tuesday, May 18, 2010

You could be a farmer in those clothes!

The "gardening experience" can be a little much at times...such as when I've "ran" to the hardware store for the third time in one day or when a huge black bumble bee chased me through the yard!  (I still can't get that buzzing sound out of my head.  Also, I find that I am constantly looking for him every time I step outside.  I know that I am bigger than him!  Irrational, yes, but aren't we all?)

So as promised, here are the up-to-date garden photos:
These are the flowers that I first blogged about.  They are growing nicely....or at least the part closest to the camera is.
 This part is all full and healthy!  Looks like a real flower bed should.
This part, on the other hand, looks like poop!  How could this happen?  How could flowers growing in the same flower bed look so totally different?  Same amount of water, sunlight, and love.
This is how.  Meet my Mom's dog, Reese.  Reese is a strange one.  He likes to blend into the background.   He likes to blend so much that he hides in the bushes near this flower bed.  (It actually took me a good ten minutes to get this picture.  He was hiding in the bushes and I had to pull him out.  Then I got this look...lol.)  In order to get in or out of his favorite hiding place, yup you guessed it, he walks through my flower bed!  Some times I see him just standing in it!  Just standing there oblivious to the fact that he is trampling my flowers.  It's a good thing your cute Reesey...


Yesterday I was busy re-potting tomato plants and a few herbs.  They were getting too big and needed more room to spread out.  I think that I waited a little too long because when I took them out of their original pots their roots were showing so much that they took on the shape of the pot.  I think that they were getting ready to find their own new pot...lol. 
So here are my supplies: Miracle Grow potting soil that feeds plants up to 6 months I think (pretty good since I forget to fertilize all the time, plus it makes them grow to monster size), new pots, tomato cages, and the gardening gloves that always turn my hands orange.  Note: If anyone finds a cute pair of pink gardening gloves that don't have lady bugs, flowers, or anything that screams "I'm a crazy cat lady with no friends", please let me know.  I'm getting real tired of orange hands and I deserve to look cute while gardening, right?
Don't wear jeans to garden in unless you want to look like this.  Valuable lesson learned.
 This is me hard at work.   It was really hot yesterday and this is post running from the bee.
Here's everyone in their new pots!  Happy as can be. :)
Me after everything is done.  Hooray!


  1. Hey Girl,

    Glad to see you've started a blog! I Love it. Haven't been to Teri's classes lately, but hope to resume once I get back from vacation. Hope to see you.

  2. Hey Denise! Yeah I finally started my own blog. It's all Teri's fault...lol. :) Have fun on your vacation. Hope to see you soon!